03/01/15 11:31am

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The National Weather Service has upgraded the previously issued Winter Weather Advisory to a Winter Storm Warning through 3:00 AM on Monday, March 2.

A warning is issued when a winter storm is occurring or is about to occur in the area, usually within 36 hours. Generally, a Winter Storm Warning is issued when accumulation of ice or snow is happening or going to happen.

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST MONDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS
ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR FREEZING RAIN…WHICH IS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM EST MONDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO
LONGER IN EFFECT.

* LOCATIONS…WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA…CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
MARYLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES…SNOW…SLEET…AND FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS…A COATING TO AN INCH OF SNOW AND SLEET. 1 TO 2
INCHES OF SNOW AND SLEET NEAR THE MASON-DIXON LINE. ICE
ACCUMULATION AROUND ONE QUARTER INCH.

* TIMING…SNOW AND SLEET WILL CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN BETWEEN 11
AM AND 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST ICE ACCRETION FROM FROM
FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.
PRECIPITATION WILL END THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BE SNOW AND ICE COVERED THROUGH TONIGHT.
TRAVELLING WILL BE DANGEROUS.

* WINDS…SOUTH AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…RISING THROUGH THE 20S THIS AFTERNOON.
TEMPERATURES WILL RISE INTO THE LOWER 30S THIS EVENING…AND
REMAIN NEARLY STEADY OVERNIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF ICE ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR
IMPOSSIBLE.

03/01/15 7:00am

2014 GW Birthday Parade

Select your favorite archaeological sites from 16 featured digs covering 13,000 years of Alexandria’s history.

Beginning on March 3 through March 28, stop by the Alexandria Archaeology Museum, 105 N. Union St., #327 in Old Town to vote for the showcased match-up, or vote online at this link.

In Alexandria ArchaeoMadness, 16 selected sites, highlighting the City’s rich and diverse past, enter the tournament in a single elimination bracket.  For each game, participants vote for their favorite in a head-to-head competition between two sites.  The winners from each matchup move on to the next round to compete in the final March 28 championship.

Alexandria’s ArchaeoMadness is based on an international tournament presented by the Archaeological Institute of America and sponsored by Friends of Alexandria Archaeology (FOAA).

Join FOAA and support archaeology in Alexandria. www.FOAA.info.

The Alexandria Archaeology Museum, located on the third floor of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, is free and open to the public. Hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Contact 703.746.4399 or archaeology@alexandriava.gov for additional information.

Go to www.AlexandriaArchaeology.org for more information on these and hundreds of other Alexandria archaeological sites.

03/01/15 6:24am

Winter Weather
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Alexandria, Virginia and the surrounding area until 3:00 AM Monday, March 2. Advisories are issued when traveling conditions are expected to worsen. Looks like we will get a sheet of ice with this storm so be careful out there!

..WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS
MORNING TO 3 AM EST MONDAY…

* LOCATIONS…WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND.

* HAZARD TYPES…SNOW…SLEET…AND FREEZING RAIN.

* ACCUMULATIONS…A COATING TO 1 INCH OF SNOW AND SLEET ACROSS
WASHINGTON DC AND SOUTHERN MARYLAND. 1 TO 2 INCHES IN THE
NORTHERN AND WESTERN SUBURBS OF WASHINGTON DC. ICE
ACCUMULATION AROUND ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN BETWEEN 7 AM AND 10 AM THIS MORNING.
SNOW WILL CHANGE TO SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN BETWEEN NOON AND 3
PM THIS AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION WILL END AS FREEZING RAIN TONIGHT.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BE SNOW AND ICE COVERED TODAY AND TONIGHT.
TRAVELLING WILL BE DIFFICULT WITH REDUCED VISIBILITIES FROM SNOW
AND SLICK ROADWAYS.

* WINDS…SOUTH AROUND 5 TO 10 MPH.

* TEMPERATURES…RISING THROUGH THE 20S MORNING. TEMPERATURES WILL
RISE INTO THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 30S THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE
DROPPING BACK INTO THE LOWER 30S LATE TONIGHT.

02/28/15 8:19am

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, Virginia
As our readers know, the Lost Dog Cafe in the Braddock Road Metro/Parker Gray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia opened in early January.

They have great food and they also do some great work in helping rescue stray dogs and cats. With the annual fun dog show right around the corner, we thought we’d giveaway a $50 gift card to the Lost Dog Cafe.

So, all you need to do is leave your email address in the giveaway box below and comment below with the answer to this question:

What is your favorite thing about your pet?

Doesn’t have to pertain specifically to a dog. Can be a cat, ferret, birds, snakes, or any other type of pet. Giveaway ends midnight, March 8.

Be SURE to submit your entry in the raffle box below. Thank you!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

02/27/15 12:25pm

Earl Lloyd

ICYMI, Earl Lloyd, a prominent African American from Alexandria, Virginia died yesterday. He was the first African-American to play in the NBA.

Known as “the Big Cat,” the 6’5″ forward made his league debut in October 1950, playing for the Washington Capitals. During his legendary career, Lloyd averaged 8.4 points during 560 regular-season NBA games.

Here, the Inside the NBA team takes a look back at Earl Lloyd. Click the image above to play the video.